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仲代達矢 1932-

Works: 350 works in 1,041 publications in 8 languages and 14,342 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 仲代達矢
Most widely held works by 仲代達矢
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

115 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, Lord hidetora, an aging ruler, attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

86 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

62 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy manufacturer is ruined by a kidnapper who demands a huge ransom for what turns out to be the man's chauffeur's son
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four elegant ghost stories adapted from the works of Lafcadio Hearn
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other
Ningen no jōken by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade. Ryunosuke accepts her offer, but kills her husband in the match. Over time, Ryunosuke is pursued by the brother of the man he killed
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki = When a woman ascends the stairs by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The widowed Keiko manages a hostess bar in Tokyo's Ginza district. She remains faithful to the memory of her husband and supports her mother, brother and his son. The smiling mask she wears allows her to make a living, but the pressure to sell herself is unrelenting. Her business is failing and she must decide whether to raise the money to buy her own bar or marry one of the admiring affluent patrons."--Container
Tanin no kao = The face of another by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny
Kiru = Kiru by Kirachi Okamoto( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, a former farmer, dreams of being a samurai. The other, a former samurai, prefers living anonymously
Kwaidan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Karamiai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Kuroi kawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence
Yōjimbō Sanjūrō = Two samurai films by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yojimbo": the masterless samurai Sanjuro, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, dusty village. "Sanjuro": A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent
Enjō = Conflagration by Chuankun Shi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a young religious fanatic and his desire to keep his beloved temple from being dirtied by the presence of impure forces trying to take advanatage of the temple
The human condition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The human condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji (handsome Japanese superstar Tatsuya Nakadai) from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage. A raw indictment of its nation's wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi's riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best
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Alternative Names
Motohisa Nakadai.

Nakadai, Motohisa.

Nakadai, Motohisa 1932-

Nakadai, Tatsuya.

Nakadai, Tatsuya 1932-

Tatsuya Nakadai.

Tatsuya Nakadai acteur japonais

Tatsuya Nakadai aktor japoński

Tatsuya Nakadai attore giapponese

Tatsuya Nakadai Japanese film actor

Tatsuya Nakadai japanischer Schauspieler

Tatsuya Nakadai Japans acteur

Накадай, Тацуя

Накадай Тацуя Японський актор

Тацуя Накадаи

تاتسویا ناکادای بازیگر ژاپنی

나카다이 다쓰야

중대달시 1932-

ナカダイ, タツヤ

ナカダイ, タツヤ 1932-

仲代, 達矢 1932-...

仲代達也 1932-

仲代達夫 1932-

仲代達矢 1932-

KagemushaHara kiri (Seppuku)KwaidanRan